If you’re interested in having an electric gate installed on your Phoenix property, it’s more than likely that you’ve found yourself faced with a number of questions. We want to make sure you have all the information you need prior to starting this big project. So, we’ve put together a list of some of the most frequently asked questions we get when it comes to electric gate installation. As always, if you have more questions, feel free to give us a call at (480) 842-5060.
How do I choose the right contractor?
It’s a process that will take time. In a nutshell, you’ll need to spend time doing your research, checking references, and getting quotes. We’ve put together a more comprehensive guide on Choosing the Best Fence/Gate Contractor here.
What are some of the benefits of electric gates?
Electric gates are wonderful property additions for increasing security, property value, and privacy. Our Top 9 Benefits of Automatic Gates post provides a more thorough breakdown of all the advantages you’ll experience when you have an automatic gate installed.
Should I get a swing gate or a sliding gate installed?
Both types of gates have their pros and cons. Depending on the installation site, you may be limited to one or the other. Swing gates typically require less maintenance, but they do require more space to operate. They also tend to be more aesthetically appealing and they’re quieter. Sliding gates may need more maintenance as they include a track and rollers, but they are ideal in areas where space is limited. Slide gates can be a good choice if the driveway or property entrance has a significant slope to it. If you’re unsure about which type will work best for your property, give us a call and we’ll go over all the necessary specifications with you.
How much does it cost to install an electric gate?
This figure will vary widely based upon the type and style of gate you want on your property. While the average price for many of our customers tends to be around $4,000, we have also completed gate system installation projects that have run into six figures. If you have concerns about the cost of your gate, we’ll work with you to make sure that we find something that fits your budget.
How long does installation take?
The timeline for installation will depend on a number of factors, including the complexity of the gate system in question and landscaping challenges around the gate (boulders, trees, etc.). Simple installation projects tend to only take, at the maximum, a few days. We strive to make sure that each installation goes according to schedule. If you have a specific time frame in mind for your gate, give us a call and we’ll take the time to look at your project and give you our estimated completion date.
What sort of maintenance will I need to do to keep my gate at its finest?
Maintenance schedules and requirements will vary based on the type of gate you have installed. After installation, our technicians will work with you to ensure that you know how to handle any minor problems. They’ll also go over basic maintenance techniques that will keep your gate performing exactly as it should.
What types of problems might I experience with an electronic gate?
In many instances, problems with automatic gates are an easy fix, like non-functioning remote controls or obstructed tracks. Our post, the 10 Most Common Problems with Electric Gates, gives you the full run-down on potential gate issues.
Still Have Questions or Ready to Get Started?
We’re here to help! Give us a call at (480) 842-5060 or contact us to talk to one of our gate experts today!